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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Isakson, Tester Invite Senate Community to Participate in ‘Toys for Tots’ Drive

Resolution authorizing U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collection passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today announced this year’s Toys for Tots drive being held in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for children in need. 

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Isakson and Tester allowing for the collection of charitable donations in Senate buildings during the holiday season. Senate offices are invited to collect donated toys in designated collection bins until Dec. 4, 2019. A collection bin will also be located outside of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in Russell 412. 

“I thank my Senate colleagues for allowing this special tradition to continue here in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots charity drive for children at the holidays,” said Isakson. “Senator Tester and I encourage continued support for this outreach opportunity.” 

“It is an honor to continue the tradition of the Toys for Tots charity drive with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and Chairman Isakson,” said Tester. “This annual drive is a special opportunity for our Senate colleagues to participate in a worthy cause, bringing joy to deserving children and families around the holidays.” 

Toys for Tots is an annual program conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for disadvantaged children for the holiday season. Isakson and Tester introduced a resolution authorizing the donation drive that passed the Senate unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 12. 

For more information or to request a Toys for Tots collection bin, please contact Emily_Blair@vetaff.senate.gov or devin.a.davis@usmc.mil.